EnQuest drills first two wells as North Sea Magnus operator
EnQuest says production from the Magnus field in the UK’s East Shetland basin has performed above expectations over the past few months.
The company recentlysucceeded BP as operator. Earlier this month, the recently drilled M-62 well came onstream and drilling has since started on a second well, M-63.
Elsewhere in the UK northern North Sea, the company brought online in March a new producer well, H-67, close to its Heather platform, and it has re-instated the Dons South West water injection line.
At the same time, it continues various partner-funded idle well reservoir abandonments, designed to improve asset integrity and reduce longer-term decommissioning costs.
At Thistle, the first two well abandonments have finished ahead of schedule and at a much lower cost than anticipated.
In the UK central North Sea, wax in a flowline serving the Scolty/Crathes fields continues to constrain production: EnQuest is addressing the issue with chemical and lift gas treatments while continuing to work on a permanent solution with its partners.
However, production efficiency for the Greater Kittiwake Area as a whole has improved thanks to production optimization works completed last year.
At theKraken oil field in the northern sector, the subsea infrastructure for the DC4 drilling template is due to be installed this summer with the Transocean Leader starting to drill in 4Q. First production from DC4 should follow in early 2019.
Offshore Peninsular Malaysia, a rig has started drilling the first of two wells on the Seligi field in the PM8/Seligi license, with first production expected this summer.